Are temporary chillers the solution to UK stockpiling crisis?
Published: 20 March 2019 - Sarah Mead
Following news of further stockpiling in both the food and pharmaceutical industry, companies across the supply chain are facing the challenge of finding additional storage and cooling solutions (Chillers) to cope with demand.
One viable solution, according to Aggreko, is for manufacturers, retailers and warehousing sector to consider temporary cooling systems / chillers. As food and medicine continue to be stockpiled following the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, chillers and chilled air distribution systems allow ambient temperature warehousing to be transformed into chilled/cold storage to meet increased demand.
Chillers, which modularly range from 50kW to 1500kW and be maintained as low as (minus) -40°C, provide companies that are either considering or have already taken action to stockpile, with convenient, effective cooling for all applications, ensuring warehouses meet the required temperatures for the stored materials. And with the uncertainty surrounding both food and medicine set to continue, Aggreko is urging the supply chain to re-think any permanent changes to chilled storage, as Matt Watson, Sales Manager at Aggreko, explains:
“The trends of stockpiling materials don’t appear to be reducing and food, storage, distribution and pharmaceutical companies need more efficient and trustworthy storage quickly. As we await more clarity on the impact Brexit will have on industry, the utilisation of temporary chillers allows storage to be increased where extra capacity is required.
“Aggreko’s chilled and cold storage solutions are available immediately and, importantly, work within existing facilities without impacting production. We hope that this solution to industry will ease concerns manufacturers, retailers and warehousing sector continue to face, allowing them to store unexpected stock in units that meet industry standards.”
Aggreko’s rapid response team means equipment can be delivered and set-up within hours. Additionally, the company’s experienced engineering team can visit locations and design a bespoke package – and install it – with minimum disruption.
For more information on Aggreko’s temporary chilled storage solutions, please visit www.aggreko.com.